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Episode 15: Live From CONvergence 2: Electric Boogaloo!


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Welcome to the August Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 15 is called “Live from CONvergence 2: Electric Boogaloo.” This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear and Paul Cornell, and Very Special Guest Lois McMaster Bujold! In this episode we talked about:

  • Bitter Seeds and The Coldest War , by Ian Tregellis (shared by Elizabeth Bear)
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (shared by Paul Cornell)
  • Doctor Who, the Seventh Doctor‘s Era (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • Bat Bomb: World War II’s Other Secret Weapon, by by Jack Couffer (Shared by Lois McMaster Bujold)

We also had a rapidfire discussion of anime, and Lois answered our silly questions.

Click here to listen, press play below, or right-click to download the episode (mp3)

Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael D. Thomas for general administrative support. Extra special thanks to the programming team at CONvergence, especially Tim Wick, and Matt Allex, who made this recording possible.

9 Responses to “Episode 15: Live From CONvergence 2: Electric Boogaloo!”

  1. VR Trakowski Says:

    Hello! I just listened to this episode and was fascinated by the “Bat Bomb” concept.

    You talked about how things might be different if bat bombs had succeeded in place of the atom bomb, and it occurred to me that it might have assured the end of humanity, or at least profound disaster. Because the obvious solution to such a threat is to eliminate it…and what happens when bats go extinct? Multiple ecologies thrown out of balance as insect populations are no longer held in check; pollinators absent; predators missing a food source.

    Just an interesting thought.

    Love the show! Best– VR Trakowski

  2. lynnethomas Says:

    Thanks!

  3. Camille Says:

    Delurking to say: Many congrats to the Squeecast on your Hugo win!

  4. lynnethomas Says:

    Thank you very much!

  5. lynnethomas Says:

    Thank you!

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  7. DragonCon 2012 | Joshua Curtis Kidd Says:

    […] Three big publishers–Tor, Pyr, and Baen–had a major presence at the con and I even managed to snag a free copy of Ian Tregillis’s The Coldest War, which I had recently heard about on the SF Squeecast. […]

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    […] edição mais recente tem Paul Cornell (sim, o mesmo de Doctor Who) recomendando William Gibson, Lois McMaster Bujold […]

  9. NotACat Says:

    How fun to hear Lois Bujold talking about the Bat Bomb in light of years of speculation about the “Incendiary Cat Plot” ;-)

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